Paul Van Doren was a famous American who was one of the founders of Vans, which is a famous shoe company in the United States of America. The shoes are mostly used by professional skateboarders.
Paul Van Doren was born on June 12, 19330 in Boston, Massachusetts in the USA. Paul was the son of his mother Rena Van Doren and his father Johnson Van Doren. His father was an investor whereas his mother was a seamstress. Paul gave up education when he was 14 years old. As he was interested in horses, he went to race tracks every day and decided to leave his studies when he was in eighth grade. At the tracks, he became known as “Dutch The Clutch.” He didn’t attend a high school or a college or University.
Paul Van Doren Career
In 1966, Van Doren with his brother James Van Doren and their friends Gordon, Ryan Emmert, and Serge D’ Elia decided to become partners and opened up the first Vans. The company was set up at 704 East Broadway in Anaheim which took them almost a year. Van Doren ran the company till 1976 and after that, his brother took over.
Cause of Death
Van Doren, the coo founder of Vans shoes recently died on May 6, 2021, at the age of 90. VF Corporation said that he was not just an entrepreneur but also an innovator. After a few years of setting up Vans, he named it House of Vans. The news of his death was confirmed after a social media post which was a shock to many people. Van’s memoir named Authentic was published nine days before his death.
Paul Van Doren Biography
|Real Name||Paul Van Doren|
|Birth Date||June 12, 1930|
|Died||May 6, 2021|
|Age (as of 2021)||90 Years|
|Birth Place||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 177 cm (Approx.)|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 85 kg – in Pounds – 187.3 lbs (Approx.)|
|Father||Johnson Van Doren|
|Mother||Rena Van Doren|
|Brother||James Van Doren|
|Who is his Wife?||Char Van Doren|
|Children||Five (Paul Jr., Steve, Cheryl, Taffy, and Janie)|
The name of Vans wife is not yet known. But it is known that he has five children with her named Paul Jr. Steve, Cheryl, Taffy, and Janie. He then became the President of events and promotions of Vans with Cheryl who served as the Vice President of human resources.
Paul Van Doren Net Worth
The exact figure of Van’s net worth is not yet known. However, his total net worth is expected to be $ 5 million USD keeping in mind the success and competition of his product. He played a huge role in making the company successful and profitable. His company is still known for its good qualitative shoes.
- His mother urged Paul to get a job at the shoe factory.
- They sold only 3 styles of shoes when they first opened.
- Their prices ranged from $2.49 to $ 4. 99 USD.
- Vans had about 70 stores in California by the end of the 1970s.
- Van’s company was previously named Van Doren Rubber Company.